To Kill a Mockingbird

What qualities of Atticus are extolled by Miss Maudie when Scout complains about her father? Why is Scout unimpressed by Miss Maudie’s praise of Atticus?


Asked by
Last updated by jill d #170087
Answers 1
Add Yours

Miss Maudie tells the children that their father used to be known as "One-Shot Finch," the best dead-shot in the county. She says he doesn't shoot unless he has to, because he feels that when he holds a gun, God has given him an unfair advantage over living beings. Scout wants to tell everyone in school about the incident, but Jem tells her not to. Jem explains that he wouldn't care if Atticus "couldn't do a blessed thing," because Atticus is a gentleman.